Published 11:00 AM EDT Jul 31, 2019
Summer may be dwindling, but your favorite streaming services are offering you plenty of new series to keep you occupied while you stay inside, away from the August humidity and heat.
Each month streaming networks, including like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and CBS All Access, debut original series, add old favorites (or not so favorites) and subtract TV shows and movies fans love. There’s a lot of junk, too, from movies you’ve never heard of to original series better suited for late-night cable.
So you don’t waste time watching glorified digital space fillers, we’ve rounded up the best series worth adding to your queue this month.
“Dear White People” Season 3 (Netflix, Aug. 2): The quirky, irreverent comedy returns for a third season set on the fictional Winchester College campus. The acting and writing on this series gets better every year.
“She-Ra and the Princesses of Power” Season 3 (Netflix, Aug. 2): This sweet, positive and gorgeously animated kids’ series is back, and it’s just as fun for adults as it is for the children it aims to entertain.
“Free Meek” (Amazon, Aug. 9): This five-part documentary chronicles rapper Meek Mill’s struggle in the criminal-justice system, examining the infraction that he was originally arrested for (“popping a wheelie”), his incarceration for probation violations and the movement around his experience.
“GLOW” Season 3 (Netflix, Aug. 9): The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling move their choke holds and pile drivers to Las Vegas, which is darker but no less raucous.
Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready (Netflix, Aug. 13): The comedian gave it her all in a solo Showtime stand-up special “She Ready!” in 2017, but in her new Netflix event she showcases six other comedians.
“Why Women Kill (CBS All Access, Aug. 15): The creator of “Desperate Housewives” and “Devious Maids” is back with a series that might be even more salacious than those two soapy dramas. “Women” stars Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste as three women living in three different eras (1960s, 1980s and 2019) all dealing with infidelity in their marriages.
“Mindhunter” Season 2 (Netflix, Aug. 16): David Fincher’s dark crime drama returns for a second season, ready to continue exploring the psychology of serial killers, with great performances from Jonathan Groff, Anna Torv and Holt McCallany.
“Diagnosis” (Netflix, Aug. 16): The documentary series, based on Dr. Lisa Sanders’ New York Times Magazine column, crowd-sources the public’s diagnostic knowledge to help people struggling with unknown illnesses find answers. It’s the kind of series that helps you believe in the kindness of strangers.
“Designing Women” (Hulu, Aug. 26): The classic sitcom will be available to stream (or rather, devour) for the first time, on Women’s Equality Day. We can only hope Hulu will help bring interior designer Julia Sugarbaker (Dixie Carter) and the rest of the firm to a new generation that could use some style tips.
“The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance” (Netflix, Aug. 30): Jim Henson’s cult 1982 fantasy film gets a limited-series prequel with an A-list voice cast (Mark Hamill and Sigourney Weaver, to name just two), and recreates the puppet world of Thra in stunning detail.
“Carnival Row” (Amazon, Aug. 30): For those who love the psychedelic, Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne or all three, the Victorian fantasy is set in a world filled with mythological creatures feared by humans.
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Publish date : 2019-07-31 15:00:08